DTI Camarines Sur holds Diskwento Caravan
By Ana-liza Macatangay
The Department of Trade and Industry-Camarines Sur Provincial Office sponsored a 4-day Diskwento Caravan in the two municipalities of Camarines Sur, from Aug. 24-25 in Barangay Caroyroyan, Pili and Aug. 26-27 in Barangay Buena, Buhi,
Numerous residents in the two towns availed of the discounted prices of some basic commodities and bought their basic necessities without travelling far from their communities.
“This is exactly the goal of our Diskwento Caravan, bringing our services closer to the consuming public especially in this time of pandemic. Our partners offered big price reduction to the basic and prime commodities as well as to the basic agricultural products. There are also promo bundles such as Buy 1 Take 1 and some freebies offered by the participating establishments,” DTI Camarines Sur spokesperson Madel Alacar said.
DTI Camarines Sur has been conducting the said event at the DTI compound in Panganiban, Naga City before the pandemic. Yet given the current situation, it has to adhere to the basic health protocols especially when the city elevated its quarantine status from Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) to General Community Quarantine (GCQ), with heightened restrictions.
DISCOUNTED PRICES Shoppers at Brgy. Caroyroyan, Pili, Camarines Sur during DTI-CamSur’s Diskwento Caravan held Aug. 24-25, 2021. (Photo credits: DTI-Camarines Sur)
“With the travel restrictions, most of our kababayans find it hard to buy what they need. We at DTI Camarines Sur, decided to bring the Diskwento Caravan in the communities as our way of helping them cope up with the situation and offer them affordable and discounted prices of the commodities thru the help of our partner establishments, other manufacturers and distributors,” Alacar said.
The DTI also coordinated with the Kadiwa of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to be one of its partners
“We have invited the Kadiwa of DA so that we can also include agricultural products in our caravan. Our consumers also need farm produce. We help them buy it at a much lower price, we also help the farmers sell their products. We just would like to reiterate that agricultural products are under the jurisdiction of DA,” she said.
Basic and prime commodities included in the Diskwento Caravan include: canned goods such as sardines and canned meat; instant noodles; powdered and canned milk; breads; condiments; bottled water; and laundry and bath soaps.
Pancit, handwoven products such as face masks, blanket and other wearables were also sold by local manufacturers who participated in the activity. (PIA5/Camarines Sur)